DJHS 8th Grade Chapter 14

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daimyo

powerful military lords wo headed small territories

Hokkaido

one of the four largest islands in Japan

Onin War

a period of ten years when warriors fought one another

samurai

warriors who agreed to fight for nobles in exchange for land

Jimmu

the first of the Yamato leaders in Japan

Nara Period

A.D. 700's

military ruler

shogun

The Tale of Genji

a novel written by Murasaki Shaikibu

Pure Land Buddhism

taught about happy life after death

kamikaze

typhoons that smashed attacking Mongol ships

origami

the art of folding paper

Shinto

a Japanese religion based on the belief in nature spirits

Yayoi clans

.These people were heheaded by the warriors.

martial arts

sports involving combat and self-defense

Gempei War

civil war between teh Taira family and the Minanoto family

Jomon

ancient Japanese culture that used cords to mark pottery

vassals

samurai who gave an oath of loyalty

constitution

plan of government

Murasaki Shikibu

great female novelist and poet

Minamoto Yoritomo

the first shogun

Great Change

period during which Japan was divided into provinces

noble families

government officials during Nara Period

samurai

loyal to nobles

shogunate

military government of Japan

Zen Buddhism

taught how to achieve inner peace

children

Many of emperors were what during A.D 800s?

So he wouldn't be overthrown

Why did the emperor create the title of shogun?

Mongols

Who attacked Japan and then their ships were smashed by storms

feudalism

bond of loyalty between a lord and vassal

afterlife

Buddhism was believed to prepare the Japanese for what?

calligraphy

beautiful writing

rice and wheat

Japanese crops

Yamato

Today's emperor decended from whom?

China

Prince Shotoku used what country as an example?

Shinto

everything in nature has a spirit

Ashikaga Takauji

general who made himself shogun

Onin War

warrior fought for control during what war?

Yamato

created strong central government

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